Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07264 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Vaccinium scoparium Leiberg ex Coville
Common name   grouse whortleberry
R. Jolley   2002-75  
Coll. Date 07 July 2002 
United States
Summit County
Locality Highway 150, 2 miles N of Butterfly Lake.
     Elev.: 9885 ft. (3014 m.)
Habitat Notes Hillside, lodgepole stand with several springs. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 44'  N, 110° 52'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Vaccinium scoparium Leib. ex Coville

Common Name(s): grouse whortleberry, grouseberry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23613, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Ericales
                                Family: Ericaceae
                                    Genus: Vaccinium
                                        Species: Vaccinium scoparium


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07264s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 02481s1.jpg 
specimen image: 04660s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07185s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07981s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07995s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09877s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07263 Agrostis variabilis      "Ross' bentgrass" same section
07300 Arabis drummondii      "Drummond's rockcress" same section
07297 Arnica latifolia      "broad-leaf arnica" same section
07262 Carex aquatilis      "water sedge" same section
07266 Carex bipartita     same section
07307 Castilleja miniata      "giant red Indian paintbrush" same section
04377 Castilleja rhexiifolia      "meadow-beauty paintbrush" 1.2 mi. SE
07301 Castilleja rhexiifolia  var. rhexiifolia   "meadow-beauty paintbrush" same section
07198 Epilobium alpinum  var. clavatum  same section
07196 Erigeron glacialis  var. glacialis   "subalpine fleabane" same section
07317 Erigeron glacialis  var. glacialis   "subalpine fleabane" same section
07308 Habenaria dilatata  var. albiflora   "white bog orchid" same section
07298 Hieracium albiflorum      "white hawkweed" same section
07260 Juncus drummondii      "Drummond's rush" same section
07261 Juncus ensifolius  var. montanus  same section
07201 Juncus mertensianus      "Mertens' rush" same section
14742 Kalmia microphylla      "alpine laurel" same section
07202 Ledum glandulosum      "western Labrador tea" same section
07203 Lychnis drummondii     same section
07303 Pedicularis bracteosa  var. paysoniana   "Payson's towering lousewort" same section
04376 Pedicularis racemosa  var. alba   "sickle-top lousewort" 1.2 mi. SE
07304 Pedicularis racemosa  var. alba   "sickle-top lousewort" same section
04374 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" 1.2 mi. SE
07204 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" same section
07306 Piperia unalascensis      "Alaska rein orchid" same section
14739 Ribes lacustre      "prickly currant" 2.1 mi. N
18050 Salix boothii      "Booth's willow" same section
07195 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section
07305 Streptopus amplexifolius  var. chalazatus   "clasping-leaf twisted-stalk" same section
07302 Trifolium longipes  var. reflexum   "Wind River summer clover" same section
07199 Trifolium longipes  var. reflexum   "Wind River summer clover" same section
07265 Trifolium parryi      "Parry's clover" same section
14741 Vaccinium cespitosum      "dwarf bilberry" same section
18049 Vaccinium myrtillus      "whortleberry" same section
14738 Vaccinium scoparium      "grouse whortleberry" 2.1 mi. N
14740 Vaccinium uliginosum  var. occidentale  same section
07197 Veronica       "speedwell" same section
07299 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" same section
04375 Veronica wormskjoldii      "American alpine speedwell" 1.2 mi. SE
07200 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Highline Trail Head Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. S 10355  Hayden Peak 
Hayden Pass (Gap) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. S 10361  Hayden Peak 
Butterfly Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 0.8 mi. S 10352  Hayden Peak 
Butterfly Campground (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 0.8 mi. S 10352  Hayden Peak 
Castle Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 10325  Mirror Lake 
Ruth Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.8 mi. W 10348  Mirror Lake 
Bud Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.1 mi. S 10233  Hayden Peak 
Naomi Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 0.9 mi. W 10407  Mirror Lake 
Tadpole Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.2 mi. S 10161  Hayden Peak 
Pearl Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 10430  Mirror Lake 
Fir Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 10361  Mirror Lake 
Hayden Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. W 10434  Mirror Lake 
Camp Steiner (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 10381  Mirror Lake 
Jewel Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. W 10332  Mirror Lake 
Hayden Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 1.2 mi. E 11982  Hayden Peak 
Scout Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.5 mi. SW 10292  Mirror Lake 
Bonnie Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 1.7 mi. S 10115  Mirror Lake 
Picturesque Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. SW 10417  Mirror Lake 
Lofty Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. W 10831  Mirror Lake 
Blythe Lake (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 2 mi. S 9918  Hayden Peak 


Taxon Links for species Vaccinium scoparium  Leiberg ex Coville

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

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